Today we have prepared some Homemade Chicken Nuggets, a classic fast food dish of American origin that, due to its juicy and crunchy texture, appeals to children and adults. commercial chicken nuggets They are not breaded chicken breast bits. like the delicious lemon chicken tears, nor would they correspond in their elongated version to the chicken fingers, since they are not made with pieces of breast but with a dough made with minced chicken meat and other ingredients, which is then breaded and it is fried.
Today we are going to teach you how to make homemade chicken nuggetswithout adding skin, bones or other unwanted ingredients, and thus make them a lighter and healthier food than those that we can buy precooked or frozen in supermarkets.
In its commercial or industrial version, this mixture is not only made with minced chicken meat, since, as we told you when talking about its origin, pieces of skin are added to give texture and even chicken carcasses, which are minced and agglutinated with cream cheese, bread and milk, all well ground, to obtain a paste. This mixture is shaped and after breading and frying, it is served as if it were all chicken breast.
As we did a long time ago with the recipe for fish nuggets, which everyone at home likes so much, this way of preparing the nuggets ensures that we know what we are eating and we largely avoid the inconveniences of precooked food.
Obviously, our nuggets, no matter how homemade they are, will not stop being fried, so we recommend you make these occasional chicken nuggets and eat them in moderation and without adding other fried ingredients such as potatoes or the like that day. A great option is to prepare them using the air fryer or air fryer to reduce the oil in its preparation.
With the amounts indicated, approximately 12 medium-sized nuggets come out, perfect for an appetizer or snack for 4 people. To make them, in a food processor or food processor, chop together the diced chicken breast, salt and pepper, garlic and the spices or aromatics of our taste. Once crushed, we transfer the mixture to a bowl and add the cream cheese, working with a fork until obtaining a homogeneous or uniform mass.
If you prefer to make these chicken nuggets using the Thermomix, in the previous link you have the recipe with the appropriate times and speeds. Once the ingredients are well mixed, form balls the size of a small meatball and lightly flour them. Later, with the palm of the hand we crush them a little to give them the classic shape of the nuggets. It is not advisable to make them very large, so that when frying them they can also be cooked inside.
To bread them, beat the egg mixed with the water, and after smearing each portion well, transfer the nuggets to a plate with the breadcrumbs. Optionally, you can use cereal, panko or any other topping for the nuggets to give them a crunchier texture.
Once the nuggets are ready and breaded, we proceed to fry them in plenty of hot oil-it is possible that some of them puff up a little- and once they are golden, we drain them on absorbent paper and take them to the table, warning the diners that they keep a lot of heat to avoid possible burns.
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With what to accompany the chicken nuggets
To accompany the chicken nuggets recipe, we serve a small bowl with ketchup so that whoever wants can spread them before biting into them. In addition, we recommend serving a good salad of tomatoes and basil or one of roasted peppers with tuna belly that provide juiciness and help us fill up, thus compensating for the excess that any frying recipe entails. This way we obtain a complete dish that we can finish off with a piece of fruit for dessert.
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